If you have been sexually assaulted please contact your nearest Centre Against Sexual Assault. In Victoria, phone 1800 806 292. In the rest of Australia phone 1800 RESPECT

Taxi safety

Some tips for being safe when taking taxis:

  • Don’t hail a taxi on the street. You don’t know who’s driving or if it’s a real taxi.
  • Sit in the back.
  • Don’t take a taxi alone if you are really drunk.
  • If your friend is really drunk and takes a taxi, take notice of its details. You could take a photo of it with your phone, especially the license plate. Make a note in your phone of the driver’s registration details.
  • Pay attention to where you are going. If you are supposed to be going to the city you shouldn’t be heading out to the suburbs.
  • Check that the taxi ID number is visible. This should be on the left hand side in the front.
  • Make sure you get a cab not a private car. Taxis have identifying information such as the name of the company and the phone number.

 

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If you don't want to talk to the police you can report anonymously at Sexual Assault Report Anonymously

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